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FILMMAKER & PHOTOGRAPHER
"HOTEL BLEU" (26 minutes)
Written & directed by Bethany Jacobson. Starring Broadway veteran Julie Halston and jazz musician and composer Wayne Tucker. Award winning short film screened at numerous festivals. Won Bronze Remy at Houston Worldfest 2017 and Best Live Action Short Film at Louisianna International Film Festival. Distributed by First Focus International, Sofy TV and Go Indie TV.
Lets Go Bowling
An acrobatic painter confronts a myriad of eccentrics as she paints a wall. Shot in 16mm. Screened at New Orleans Film Festival, Upsalla International Film Festival (Sweden), The New Orleans Film Festival, Carolines Comedy Club, NYC & Les Recontres Cinematographiques des Film du Cirque in France.
Counterstory: After Incarceration Trailer
Associate Producer & cinematographer. Short film about incarceration and re-entry, through the experience of formerly incarcerated college students and faculty. Premiered at the (In)Justice Film Festival, Chicago, October 2018. Screened at the Reentry Best Practices Symposium at Borough of Manhattan Community College, May 3, 2019
Counterstory: After Incarceration
Associate Producer & Cinematographer. Half-hour documentary about two formerly incarcerated adults and the challenges they face acclimating to academic life after prison. Premiered at the (In)Justice Film Festival, Chicago, October 2018. Screened at the Reentry Best Practices Symposium at Borough of Manhattan Community College, May 3, 2019
"Raw Zones", written, directed and produced by Bethany Jacobson. This three channel synchronized video installation was exhibited for two months in Spring of 1987 at PS 1 in Long Island City. It was created in part at The Experimental Television Center and includes image processed footage.It was shot on East 7th Street between B&C. Set in the trenches of a modern day "war zone" this "punk opera" reinterprets the myth of Pandora. The walls of the installation are papered with archival stills of telecommunications systems used by IBM, ATT and NASA and the Dept of Defense. The director of photography was Babette Mangolte, known for her work with Chantal Ackerman and Sally Potter. The cast included East Village luminary Tuli Kupferberg of the infamous Fugs and Robert Watlington, veteran East Village artist and poet and the soundtrack was composed by Stephen Taylor, guitar accompanist for Allen Ginsburg.
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